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Palm counters Palm Pre privacy concerns

Palm counters Palm Pre privacy concerns

Palm Pre mobile phone owners can easily switch off information collecting services, according to smartphone manufacturer Palm, after a storm of controversy over potential privacy breaches.

Yesterday, reports surfaced that information, such as which applications owners use and their personal details, were apparently being sent to Palm via the handsets.

However, Palm has countered the controversy in a statement which stresses the fact that consumers have the choice of opting out of the sharing service.

The statement read: "Palm takes privacy very seriously, and offers users ways to turn data collecting services on and off.”

News of developments comes just as UK carrier O2 is gearing up for the UK release of the Palm Pre.

The phone is now expected to be released on October 10th, with a host of standout features including a full slide-out Qwerty keyboard, 8GB of internal memory, GPS, Wi-Fi and a changeable battery to make usage more flexible.

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